We’ve compiled our best memorial day cookout recipes to help you plan the ultimate party to kick off summer!
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Need recipe inspiration for your Memorial Day cookout? Try one – or all – of our favorite crowd-pleasing backyard party recipes below! From appetizers to main and side dishes, our 5 best Memorial Day cookout recipes have you covered for this holiday weekend.
1. BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
Our latest burger is bite-sized, sweet, savory, and tangy – everything you want in a cookout-ready BBQ bacon cheeseburger! These beef sliders are perfect for feeding a crowd. Plus, you can’t have a summer cookout without throwing some burgers on the grill.
2. Buffalo Chicken Mac N Cheese
Although it can’t be made on a grill, mac n cheese is a cookout staple in our book. A small portion makes the perfect side for grilled meats, and kids will gobble this up. Our buffalo chicken mac is a fun twist on a classic, but feel free to omit the buffalo chicken if you want to make this recipe simpler.
3. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Speaking of buffalo chicken… We love making a big batch of buffalo chicken dip for parties! This dip is a hit with any crowd, and super easy to prepare ahead of time and keep warm until the party starts. Serve it with Fritos scoops, tortilla chips, or Hawaiian rolls for dipping.
4. Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken with Summer Squash & Tomatoes
This recipe is for those looking for healthier cookout meals. A lightly marinated and seasoned grilled chicken served with sautéed squash and tomatoes is the perfect way to kick off summer.
5. Homemade Guacamole
At our cookouts, guac isn’t extra. If you love creamy avocado and tortilla chips as much as we do, check out our easy homemade guac recipe. You can throw this together in no time before the party starts – and might be whipping up another batch before you blink!
Any one of these recipes will be a hit at your party this Memorial Day weekend. For more party food ideas, view our entire list of backyard cookout recipes here. Happy summer!